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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES by 1939, with the outbreak of war in Europe, Roosevelt was concentrating increasingly on foreign affairs. when Hitler attacked Poland in September 1939, Roosevelt stated that, although the nation was neutral, he did not expect America to remain inactive in the face of Nazi aggression. he also tried to make American aid available to Britain, France, and China Roosevelt also took measures to build up the armed forces in the face of isolationist opposition. Roosevelt signed a "lend-lease" bill in March 1941 to enable the nation to furnish aid to nations at war with Germany and Italy. Roosevelt exercised his powers as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, a role he actively carried out. He worked with and through his military advisers, overriding them when necessary, and took an active role in choosing the principal field commanders and in making decisions regarding wartime strategy He moved to create a "grand alliance" against the Axis powers through "The Declaration of the United Nations," January 1, 1942, The unending stress and strain of the war literally wore Roosevelt out. By early 1944 a full medical examination disclosed serious heart and circulatory problems; and although his physicians placed him on a strict regime of diet and medication, the pressures of war and domestic politics weighed heavily on him During a vacation at Warm Springs, Georgia, on April 12, 1945, he suffered a massive stroke and died two and one-half hours later without regaining consciousness. His death came on the eve of complete military victory in Europe and within months of victory over Japan in the Pacific. Fun facts about Roosevelt: Tutored at home until 1896 Groton School, MassachusettsHarvard UniversityReceived a B.A. in History Columbia Law SchoolTook a course work towards a degree in law, but no degree earned His father died when he was 18. His mother died when he was 59. BORN: January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York Had 5 kids with his wife Married: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (fifth cousin once removed), ACTIVITIES: New York State Senator Assistant Secretary of the Navy Nominated for Vice President on ticket with James Cox Founded the Warm Springs Georgia Foundation Two term Governor of the State of New York Four term President of the United States, guiding the nation through the Great Depression and World War 2 Brown hair, 6 feet 2 inches tall, blue -grey eyes DIED: April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs Georgia-cause of death listed cerebral hemorrhage.
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